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Saturday, September 17, 2011

If you're interested in making your own seasonings for fajitas and tacos....this is the method I use. Really easy and much tastier (and cheaper!) than the packaged stuff you get at the store. If you love Mexican food like we do, then you'll go through this fast. This would be good to use as gifts at Christmastime. Just find some cute jars and get creative!

Fajita Seasoning 

3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons crushed chicken bullion cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl to combine. Store in a sealed jar to use as needed. Use 3 tablespoons of mixture for fajitas. Makes the equivalent of three purchased fajita mixes.

What you'll need for the fajita mix.

Throw it all in a bowl and combine.

Store in a jar until you're ready to use.

Taco Seasoning

1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons crushed dried red pepper flakes
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried marjoram
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. instant minced garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Store in a sealed jar to use as needed.  Use 2 – 3  tablespoons of mixture for tacos. Makes the equivalent of 4 - 6 packages of taco mix.

Here's the stuff for the taco mix.

Stir together in a bowl.

Jar it up until you're set to use it.